The Death of Sherlock Holmes at Trebah Gardens
A great mix of the eccentric, contemporary, Punch and Judy, comedy and a wicked storyline. Very cleverly written and very well acted; the characters enveloped you in the narrative, toyed with the audience, and made the whole evening a delight.
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Miracle Theatre are playing at a number of superior outdoor locations, and last night they were at the beautiful Trebah Gardens. At 7pm JT and I wandered down through the tropical wonderland to the private beach (with metal spikes visible at low tide to stop the Germans) laden with picnic, chairs and sleeping bags. A comment must be made at the spectacular costumes of the audience. Tweed, houndstooth and Vivienne Westwood inspired outfits littered the sheltered nook – fantastic.
The set deserves a mention. I whooped out loud and the ingenuity of the set design, which folded up, out, in, out, sake it all about. It made so many different rooms, a train station and mountain hike(!) And the costumes: utterly thrilled me. The purple velvet of Holmes’ attire next to the creamy beige suit and ginger whiskers of Dr Watson were magnificent.
The storyline. It is apparent that I enjoyed my evening. JT, always more discerning and less impulsive than I, mused on the performance and said it was very well done – which is praise indeed. I shan’t give anything away, but any story which can incorporate the lines “Beware the man in the checked trousers” is a winner.
Tonight I believe that the troupe are down at Smuggler’s Cottage in Philleigh, and whilst the weather is not the best this evening Miracle are sure to keep their audience enraptured with the devilish plots of Moriarty, and exemplary observational skills of Sherlock Holmes.
Bravo, and encore!